I often see threads regarding the finger pain caused by the string strangling the newcomers phalanges. I personally dislike tape and gloves, especially when new to yoyoing. It’s really such a bother to carry a glove and mess with tape not to mention the feel of the string.
I present to you the skitrz digit survival guide!
Run the string through the loop as you normally would, forming a nice slip knot.
Make the slip knot a little larger than you normally would and twist it forming two circles.
Fold one loop so that it rests on top of the other, giving you two loops to slide your finger through.
Put your finger through the loops and tighten. This will give you two strands of string around the finger, covering a greater surface area.
The green string represents a normal loop on a yoyo string which can cause finger pain to the tender uncallused digit. Create a larger loop, much larger, as represented by the red/black string.
Make your slip knot as usual. However, make certain that the loop is long enough to go completely around your finger with the knot exiting the loop towards the yo. The photo shown has been exaggerated in order to show the knot placement while on the finger. It is preferable to have the knot closer to finger.
As in method 1, this places more string completely around the finger, covering more surface area.
Note: This will effect your string length causing it to be shorter. Therefore, leave your string just a little long. After placing the yo on your hand, using either method, check for correct string length and adjust accordingly.
Yeah I know the pics aren’t so good but that’s because I don’t like taking pics. They’re just offered so you will feel better about your own camera skills.
I hope this helps you find your way to painless throwing without needing tape and gloves.
If you find this helpful send me 1 dollar (kidding, just kidding) if not send complaints to jhb8426. (He loves drama!)
Healthy happy digits to you all!